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How to make your own terrarium

Chaks_DIY
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Great work @mich1972 

 

I've always liked these. Much rather DIY one after seeing how you've pulled it off !

 

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mich1972
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Thank You @Chaks_DIY 😊 

Making a Terrarium is heaps of fun and you can make them big or small and you can go crazy with your imagination !!! Not only that , they make a beautiful handmade gift for someone special 🌿💚

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mich1972
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Thank You 🌿😊

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mich1972
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Hi @wolfies69  , @MitchellMc @has given some fantastic advice for starting a terrarium. 

Remember you don’t have to go overboard with just plants , adding extra features such as driftwood, bamboo, pebbles, rocks, gravel, river sand, Sphagnum moss, small ornaments, truly anything your imagination comes up with !! Be creative and you are NEVER too old to start !!!!! 

I love terrariums made with just Tillandsias ( Air Plants ) so easy to look after. 

Ferns , small indoor plants, moss will definitely make it look tropical. 

I look forward to seeing your beautiful creation 😊😊

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wolfies69
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

ok and thanks mich1972. I appreciate both your thoughts and will do research on You Tube etc re creating the Terrarium. Will need some advice along the way so expect to hear from me later.

 

Your assistance greatly appreciated.

 

Peter

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macsmum07
Budding Contributor

Re: How to make your own terrarium

Hi All

I'm in a similar situation to @wolfies69  except mine is an old reptile tank.  I was going to take it to the recycle centre, but then I saw some some terrariums at my local Bunnings ( bought one  LOL)

My issue is I dont have the lid for it anymore.  I was wondering can I make it an open air terrarium or is it too big  or should I get a lid made for it?  

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mich1972
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Don’t stress about not having a lid. It will be fine. Can’t wait to see what you do with it as it is a great size 😊

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

@macsmum07,

 

That's a good-sized reptile tank that you are building your terrarium from. What type of plants are you going to keep in there?

 

I can't wait to see what you do with it. Please keep us updated.

 

Mitchell

 

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macsmum07
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Thanks @mich1972  and @MitchellMc 

Given it doesn't have a lid am I limited to only using succulents or can I add other plants as well if I give it a good spritz of water as needed?

I like some of the "Bottle Babies" terrarium plants at my local Bunnings. 

Thanks!
MM 

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mich1972
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Re: How to make your own terrarium

Certainly doesn’t have to be succulents, and baby tube starters are fine , that are suitable for indoor plants 😊

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